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>> jeff: tonight conflicting versions over who is responsible for the attacks if benghazi. were the deadly results spontaneous or planned? we have reports from anna werner and charlie d'agata. in campaign 2012 mitt romney's big sell to hispanic voters. it is all about business. >> small businesses are going to be the key to getting us out of the recession. >> jeff: marines trained for the next mission in afghanistan. >> security oriented. >> jeff: we'll go inside their camp in california's mojave desert. and easy targets. lee cowan shows us just how popular smartphones have become. >> it's like gold. >> jeff: especially for thieves. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news"
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>> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the video that mocked the prophet mohammad continued to stir up anti-american feelings today. here is the latest. new protests against the film were staged in four countries today. the radical islamist group hezbollah is calling for more demonstrations in lebanon tomorrow. the united states and other western embassies remain on high alert. in libya's president said 50 people have been arrested in the attack that kill kd the u.s. ambassador and three members of his team. at the same time there are diverging views on who is responsible for the attack. anna werner begins our coverage from washington. >> reporter: in the five days since ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in libya, violent protests against the u.s. have reached more than 50 cities. clashes with security forces outside the u.s. consulate in karachi, pakistan, today, left at least one protestor dead and eight others injured. this weekend the u.s. was busy evacuating nonessential
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personnel from sudan and tunisia, urging american citizens to get out. today on "face the nation" libyan president mohammed el magariaf said he believes last week's deadly attack in benghazi was premeditated. >> the way the perpetrators acted, moved, this leaves us with no doubt that this was preplanned, predetermined. >> reporter: but u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice disagrees telling bob schieffer that it was a spontaneous protest hijacked by well armed extremists. >> i think it's clear that there were extremist elements that joined in and escalated the violence, whether they were al qaeda affiliates, whether they were libyan-based extremists oral quitea itself i think is one of the things we'll have to determine. >> reporter: the administration has been reluctant to provide detail approximates about the ongoing investigation. but it has beefed up security at u.s. missions including 50 marines at the u.s. embassy in yemen.
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but the continuing violence has opened up a new line of criticism against president obama. republicans blaming the administration for lack of leadership in the region. today senator john mccain called the white house disengaged. >> we're leaving iraq, we're leaving afghanistan, we're leaving the area. the people in the area are having to adjust. and they believe the united states is weak. and they are taking appropriate action. >> reporter: as the administration tries to contain the damage, the white house has asked google, the youtube parent company to review the anti-muslim film that sparked those initial protests in egypt and libya. google temporarily blocked the video in those two countries but says the film does not violate its terms of use and it will remain on-line, jeff. >> jeff: anna werner, thank you. >> the libyan president east also told bob schieffer today that his government has arrested roughly 50 people for the again
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bazzee-- benghazi attack and at least some of them are from other countries. our charlie d'agata is in benghazi tonight. charlie, what more are you hearing about who is responsible? >> well, a top libyan official told us today, jeff, that members within the militant groupance ar-al shariya are suspects in this attack including some individuals still at large. but was quick to point out that some factions of that group may be the responsible for the murders of ambassador stevens and three of his team, not all members took part in the attacks. >> jeff: i think a lot of people might wonder what kind of support does ansar-al shariya receive in libya? >> well, jeff, like many brigades here, they are responsible for the day-to-day running of benghazi, particularly when it comes to providing security here. as a matter of fact, even today we saw their trucks with their insignia on the side parked outside the area hospitals providing security there. but as their name states,
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they are supporters of shariya law, strict islamic law which goes against some of the principleses of democracy. that has made them unpopular here. at a protest, an anti-american protest a couple of days ago, people were driving by and taunting them and shouting pro-american slogans. and a couple of months ago at a demonstration that they held, people were playing rap music and pelting them with stones. >> jeff: charlie d'agata in benghazi, charlie, thank you. >> in afghanistan today four u.s. soldiers were killed, apparently by an afghan policeman at a check point in the southern part of the country. and that brings to 51 the number of nato soldiers killed by their afghan partners this year. last year insider attacks accounted for 6% of nato deaths. this year, it is 14%. >> in the eastern part 6 of afghanistan a nato air strike killed at least 8 civilians. the number of afghans collecting wood in a remote valley when the strike hit prompting anti-u.s.
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protests. while acknowledging the civilian deaths nato claims that a large number of insurgents were also killed in that attack. in campaign 2012 mitt romney is addressing the hispanic chamber of commerce in los angeles tomorrow it while romney is polling far behind the president, among hispanics that does not mean the republican nominee is without support. here's karen brown. >> reporter: carlos galvan has seen his customers buying habits change. >> if they came in twice a week for groceries, now they are coming in once a week. there are days where sales are pretty flat. >> reporter: galvan's family immigrated from mexico in 1961 and opened amapola deli outside of los angeles. it's now a chain of three supermarkets. >> it's been, you know, the american success story. >> reporter: it's also an american recession story. >> we've cut back on hiring. we try to make people do a little bit more. the word is uncertainty. >> reporter: what's on our mind or what's on my mind is the latino, is chraktly the
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same as on everybody else's mind. creating jobs and the economy. >> reporter: nina vaca started pinnacle a dallas-based company in her living room and now employ --,000 people and chairs the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce which will hear mitt romney speak tomorrow. >> it's the government's responsibility to create an environment in which small businesses can succeed. what i am most frustrated with, honestly as a business owner, is this incredible toxic political environment. >> reporter: president obama leads romney by 2 to 1 with hispanic voters and is aggressively trying to register more. romney is trying to cut into that margin by targeting the 3 million hispanic owned businesses. >> these are people that depend on entrepreneurship to feed their family, to put food on their table. small businesses create 60% of the vast 345 jority of jobs in this country and
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hispanic-owned businesses are growing at twice the rate. >> reporter: tomorrow carlos galvan plans to be among the thousands of hispanic business leaders from around the country who will hear romney. >> primarily because he is saying the things that i want to hear as a businessperson. >> reporter: and what galvan and vaca say they want to hear from either candidate is less regulation, lower taxes and more assets to capitol. karen brown cbs news, los angeles. >> jeff: later why thieves find smartphones easy pickings. a california training ground for u.s. marines on what could be their final mission to afghanistan. and boston's new contract with its unionized teachers. is it a model for other cities. those stories when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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>> jeff: schoolteachers in chicago are voting on a new contract that would potentially end their week-long strike. 25,000 teachers walked out of the nation's third
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largest school system last monday in a dispute over teacher evaluation and job security. boston schools opened on schedule this month without a strike thanks to contract talks in which both sides made compromises. michelle miller has more on the deal that could offer a lesson to other cities across the country. >> i would like you to copy this down. >> reporter: over the last 27 months english teacher seth peterson has felt angry about contract talks between his union and the boston school district. >> there were attacks in the media that seemed to be dominated by this inflammatory language describing teachers as greedy; describing teachers as lazy or obstructionist. >> reporter: but now peterson who has taught in the school system for 18 years praises the new collective bargaining deal struck with the city five days ago. >> this is a win-win situation. the most important winners are the students and the community in boston.
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>> chicago is a union town. >> reporter: as teachers in chicago went on strike last week, boston's 5,000 public schoolteachers and 57,000 students started the new academic year on time. it is something mayor thomas menino is proud of. >> i heard mayor emmanuel on tv saying why can't i get a contract like boston. we have the opportunity now to say to bad teachers, you are not going go to that school you want to go to. the principals have a say in who the teachers will be in that classroom. >> reporter: under the old system a principal had to choose from the three most senior teachers available. now they can pick the best teacher for the job. teachers will be evaluated on how their students do in standardized tests. the grade point average. and what parents have to say about them. and there's a cash incentive. teachers will get a 12% pay raise spread over six years. but if new teachers get an unsatisfactory evaluation, they won't get the pay
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increase. >> always faithful. >> reporter: for seth peterson the deal has a wider message. >> maybe the politicians to take a look at the collective bargaining process, that it really is stakeholders coming together, knowing that they have to hold on to the core things they value. but that there is going to have to be compromise. >> reporter: the type of compromise which both sides agree will benefit the schoolchildren of boston. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> jeff: after months of negotiations the national hockey league locked out its players first thing this morning. the regular season was scheduled to begin on october 1st. that now appears highly unlikely. the main issue, owners want a larger share of the $3.3 billion revenue fund. the lockout in pro football involves the refs and today one of the substitute referees was pulled. the reason? the nfl saw the pictures that brian stropolo posted on his facebook page. turns out he is a huge saints fan.
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the game he was supposed to ref? you guessed it, the saints game. next up, marines training for afghanistan in the heart of the california desert.
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>> jeff: despite the increasing number of insider attacks in afghanistan t is hard to find talk of afghan stand on the presidential campaign trail. on election day there will still be 68,000 american troops on duty there. some of them now trained to execute a dramatically different strategy. >> reporter: it might look as if lieutenant colonel don tomich is in southern
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afghanistan. he is actually in the middle of california's mojave desert. with 108 degree temperatures and sun-scorched landscape mimic parts of helmand province where his marines just arrived. his primary mission, not to fight the taliban, but partner with afghan forces so they can do it. when the u.s. troops leave next year, handling security will be in the hands of the afghan national army and the afghan national police force. >> for years we taught them a large piece of how to ride and i think we are finally to that point where if we haven't taught them everything, to cross the lines, they are going to fail. >> this is a risk, though? you have one shot at it? >> i think there's been a lot of risk as we have gone through the last ten years. >> reporter: there are mock villages all over this base meant to simulate afghan neighborhoods. that includes hundreds of role players, all of whom speak languages native to afghanistan, many of them were born in afghanistan.
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>> marines meet with locals, overseeing disputes, facilitating discussions. in helmand, this exercise has become their reality. >> our mission when we get over there is to hand over the operations to the afghans. they have to be able to become a sovereign nation. >> reporter: but here's the trick, second at balance on7th marines is covering all alone a region that has typically been given to three battalions. scaled back numbers that for better or worse reflect america's scaled back interest. sergeant travis beattie. >> it seems like it's kind of like everyone's waiting just for the day when everyone leaves. which isn't that-- it's tough when you have to still go and everything's still real for me and the rest of the marines. >> reporter: 27 has already lost 13 men in afghanistan. they are putting lives on the line once again all in
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the hope this time will be the last time. >> reporter: in your estimation what are the chances afghanistan devolves back into a civil war after you leave? >> i think there's a chance. there's always a chance. >> reporter: can the afghan army prevent that civil war? >> i believe they can. >> jeff: we have learned that the air force, a woman deborah liddick to do training in texas where six male instructors stand accuse kd of sexual offenses against female recruits. the official announcement mentioned neither the scandal nor colonel liddick's gender. still ahead, small islands, big protests. why demonstrators in china are so angry at japan.
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>> jeff: an unusual demonstration in washington today. several hundred protestors were outside the japanese embassy, a spillover from a simmering dispute between china and japan over a tiny set of islands in the east china sea. here's lucy craft. >> reporter: beijing finally clamped down on anti-japanese protests around the japanese embassy installing heavy security in response to yesterday's violent melee. but beyond the well-guarded chinese capitol, tens of thousands of protestors in nearly 80 cities across china joined what appeared to be well organized rallies. many carried posters of former communist leader mao zedong. anything associated with japan from sushi shops to factories to japanese brand cars was under siege.
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department stores were emptied of merchandise. it was the worst eruption of anti-japanese rage since the two countries normallized dep lo-- diplomatic relations 40 years ago. the japanese should return our territory, said this man. the japanese violate us again, we should declare war. sparking the anger was japan's move earlier this week to nationalize a group of tiny islands in the east china sea known in china as the daiyou and senkaku in japanese. days later beijing upped the ante in an unusual show of force, beijing sent a large group of patrol ships to sail through the disputed territory. the islands are uninhabitsed but situated near valuable fisheries and potentially rich mineral reserves. japan's prime minister noda deplored the violence but said tokyo was not backing down from its sovereignty claims while urging china to ensure the safety of the more than 100,000 japanese nationals living on mainland
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china. anti-japanese unrest could be refueled next week as china marks the anniversary of a japanese invasion 81 years ago. lucy craft, cbs news, tokyo. >> jeff: prince william and his wife catherine are continuing their tour of the south pacific today visiting the solomon islands. meanwhile in france lawyers for the royal cup el-- couple will go to court to block further publication of topless photos of the duchess. coming up, now you see it, now you don't. the growing epidemic of smartphone thefts.
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>> jeff: finally tonight many customers are locking forward to the official release this friday of apple's iphone 5. and so are many thieves. lee cowan explains why. >> reporter: they are often brazen daylight attacks like this. a woman talk on her cell phone one minute, the next it's gone. and she's left in utter
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disbelief. that crime took place in san francisco where these days about half of all robberies involve a smartphone. >> it's like gold. >> reporter: in los angeles lieutenant paul vernon says cell phone thefts have increased a staggering 32%. in new york city, they're up 40%. >> now what we're seeing is cell phones overtaking, eclipsing money as the number one thing being stolen from you. and to me that's astounding. >> reporter: smartphones are easy to reprogram and resell. sometimes for hundreds of dollars. the fcc stepped in last year requesting wireless providers create a centralized database of ripped off phones, to make them easier to track and shuttoff. yet some like the iphone remain so valuable the attacks can turn violent. >> hi just gotten off of work. >> reporter: ashley he is dillo was at a bus stop texting her mom when it happened to her. >> i kind of thought it was like someone playing a prank on me. and then i realized like with how forceful they were and when they whipped me
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around, that it was not a joke. >> reporter: she tried to hold on to it and that is when the attack got worse. >> his friend came from the side of me and hit me in the face twice. >> reporter: the key, say police, is to be more aware. how often are we buried in our e-mails, surfing the web or listening to music, oblivious to our surroundings. >> reporter: when are you wearing ear buds you don't even hear that person coming. >> reporter: but mobile phones are mobile. i means that's the whole point, after all. but if you think about it, so is cash. you don't count how much cash you just took out of the atm in front of a bunch of people so, don't flaunt your latest expresencive gadget either. >> it's like wearing a t-shirt that say i'm a victim. take my phone. >> reporter: where there is a phone, it seems, there is a potential target. lee cowan, cbs news, los angeles. >> jeff: that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. i'm jeff glor. cbs news in new york. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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